- File Size: 7007 KB
- Print Length: 334 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: ASH Publishing (January 4, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 4, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0172YH9VE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,180 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story is set in a fragmented world with a single city being a whole universe for the main character (male lead). One of the differences in the approach presented by D. K. Holmberg is making his childhool bearable, though, not too happy. Being betrayed by the ones he trusted the most (a nifty cliche) he turns to his friends - who even though interesting - are of a shady disposition.
The plot started in this book concerns a major conspiracy, though, not of grandiose scale, which makes it easier to believe in and accept. The role of the male lead is crucial, though, again perfectly fitting in the plot.
The ending of the book is, YES!, with no cliff-hangers and smoothly transfers the reader to the following part.
All in all - a really good reading, even for young-adults/coming-of-age haters.
At one point in the book the author describes refuse and trash just dumped in front of the buildings but never describes the buildings or neighborhood, so there was no context for what this was like. Sadly the same was true of his characters. There just wasn't enough information to understand any of them.
I liked the story and I really liked the characters. The story is about a young 17 yo boy who finds out one day he has a special power, Sliding(traveler-stepping from one place to another totally different place). His father, a smith, says that it's a dark ability and that he mustn't use it. One day in the smithy his father catches him using his powers to forge a knife out of lorcith--a near indestructible ore. But they're not suppose to make weapons with it. His father who has been mean since he found out about Rsiran's ability loses it and makes a huge decision about his future. Meanwhile, Rsiran makes new friends down in low town: Brusus, Haern, Jessa, Della & Lenna. He feels comfortable around them as they don't judge him and they have their own abilities too. They all quickly become intwined in each other's lives and their troubles. And trouble is: Josun, the palace, and secrets. And that's just the beginning of this groups troubles. Rsiran's heart is always in the right place and he's always looking to help.
I think book 2 was probably the slower paced book and I definitely had some issues with like setting up situations that are suppose to end up in a certain way or we're suppose to just accept something because it's stated without being given history or details in order to back it up or give credence to the situation. I hate that kind of thing! If you want me to believe it then give me the info to go with it. I have to feel like it's real and feel invested. The only other thing is the editing which kind of goes with what I just said but in this I'm talking more about missing words, punctuation, sentences structured or layed out so that they make sense or convey the story or dialogue in the best way. This could use more work. One of the issues would be considered by some a writing style and that's the use of incomplete sentences, i.e., And his past.
I think it can be written differently, complete sentences, so they make sense and still be great; many authors do it. Overall, a good series. Looking forward to book 4. Hopefully with better editing, story and character detailing. I want to know more about the characters. The author needs to go deeper! :)
Age group: teens & adults
Series: book #4 TBR April, 2016
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This book is so complex and has so much meaning t could be analyzed in an English class. I envy the students a hundred years from now that likely will.
This book is written as if it is a single novel. The fact that there are at least 7 of them is insane. Not only that, there are 3 series set in this universe. Im excited to spend the next year working through these!
One of my new favorite authors
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